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June 17th, 2014

Stephen Kyle Sledge

June 17, 2014

Stephen Kyle Sledge passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. Stephen was born in Big Spring, Texas on Dec. 30, 1957. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Hawaii, where he met his wife, Sarah. They moved to Anchorage Alaska, where they had two children, Ryan and Kyle. In 1985, the family moved to their current residence in California.

June 16th

City offers education incentive to workers

June 16, 2014

The city of Big Spring is willing to give a helping hand to employees looking to further their education.

Recently, the city council gave its blessing to a plan in which employees wishing to take college course pertinent to their careers are eligible to receive financial help in the form of reimbursements and cash advances from the city.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

J. C. 'Jake' Newell

June 16, 2014

J. C. "Jake" Newell, 79, of Garden City, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Garden City Cemetery with the Rev. Herb McPherson, officiating.

He was born Aug. 11, 1934 in Greenville, Texas and married Doralee Schafer May 22, 1953 in Garden City, Texas. She preceded him in death May 24, 2011.

He came to Garden City in 1950 and worked as a field operator for Phillips Oil Company for 40 years.

June 14th

Flag Day

June 14, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Saturday, June 14, is a special day for Americans. Flag Day — the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 — was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. This Betsy Ross flag above, now on loan and on display to the Heritage Museum, was crafted in 1970 by local resident Mamie Lee Dodds. It is completely hand sewn.

OCT plans Big Spring Meet and Greet

June 14, 2014

Howard County residents unfamiliar with Texas' open carry law will have an opportunity to be educated in a special event Saturday at Heart of the City Park.
Open Carry Texas: Big Spring Meet and Greet is to get under way at 10 a.m.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

June 13th

Vets home operator files for bankruptcy

June 13, 2014

The firm contracted to operate the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home has filed for bankruptcy protection, but officials with the Texas Veterans Land Board, which owns the facility, promised operations will continue unabated.

Sears Methodist Retirement System, which operates Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez and two other veterans’ retirement homes in Texas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this week in Dallas federal court. Despite that action, officials overseeing the facility were quick to reassure the public that normal operations will continue.

FM 700 Sonic robbed; 2 suspects sought by PD

June 13, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for two armed men who robbed a Sonic Drive-In in Big Spring early Thursday morning, according to a local media report.

The aggravated robbery took place at the Sonic located on East FM 700. According to the media report, police described one suspect, a male, was wearing a grey and white hoodie while the other male was dressed in all black. The pair were last scene driving eastbound on FM 700 in a small car.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Olga Chavarria

June 13, 2014

Olga Chavarria, 62, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her residence. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born July 1, 1951, in Big Spring, Texas to Sara (Brito) and Lalo Chavarria. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed listening to music, especially the “oldies.” She loved to make Easter baskets for her grandchildren.

June 12th

‘Pops’ in danger of fizzling out?

June 12, 2014

Here’s the reality.

If Pops in the Park doesn’t come up with $20,000 soon, the show won’t go on this year.

“There may not be a Pops in the Park if we don’t get some donations in the next two to three weeks,” Kelly Seales, Pops chairman, said.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Local man arrested in robbery

June 12, 2014

Big Spring police have made an arrest in the Big A Shaved Ice robbery.

Heriberto Medina-Torres, 21, of Big Spring, was charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, for his alleged role in the incident.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

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